2k Games is working on a new Borderlands game to enter their first-person shooting RPG series, Borderlands: Pre-Sequel. Somewhat surprisingly the new game will be exclusively on last-gen consoles like the Xbox 360, PC and PS3. This could actually be a brilliant decision because both systems have extremely established audiences and 2k knows they too have an established market for their beloved and stylish FPSer on those platforms. Keeping the game on last-gen systems for now will allow the Xbox One and PS4 to grow with console owners, and in the meantime 2k delivers a game fans want while developer Gearbox can bide time to develop a next-gen title of the franchise. This may also be the reason why the game does not push the story further, instead the title says it all and Borderlands: Pre-Sequel will take place between the events of Borderlands and Borderlands 2.
The story isn’t the only thing falling between Borderlands 1 and 2 though. Reportedly the world map that the Pre-Sequel will take place on will be roughly a bit larger than Borderlands’ map but smaller than the world of Borderlands 2. The game and story will also not take place on Pandora itself, this will be the player’s first trip to the moon of Pandora. The narrative and environment will also be filled with friendly faces to help connect not just the world and narrative of Borderlands 1 and 2, but the Pre-Sequel will help establish origins for existing franchise characters and speak to the transition for pivotal characters like Handsome Jack. Did I mention that Claptrap is also a playable character? Well the loveable little robot is. There’s also a band of new characters, whether they’re entirely new classes or not is still left to be seen but there’s definitely a few new surprises for sure at this point.
Regardless, Borderlands: Pre-Sequel is shaping up to be what fans of the franchise want; a new, fun and stylish FPS-RPG adventure with a gazillion guns to shoot and blow shit up.